The Kennedy Men: 1901-1963

Front Cover
Harper Collins, Oct 15, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 928 pages
9 Reviews

The renowned biographer and New York Times bestselling author of The Kennedy Women returns with this first volume in a multigenerational history that will forever change the way America views its most famous family ...

  

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
2
4 stars
4
3 stars
3
2 stars
0
1 star
0

Review: The Kennedy Men: 1901-1963

User Review  - ~mad - Goodreads

I'll never see the Kennedys the same way again! I recommend. Read full review

Review: The Kennedy Men: 1901-1963

User Review  - Ivy - Goodreads

I enjoyed it. It taught me a lot that I didn't understand about the history I remember from my youth, but also about how the Kennedys came to dominate the politics of the US in the middle of the 20th ... Read full review

Contents

THE TORCH HAS BEEN PASSED
471
THE ROAD TO GIR6N BEACH
494
A COLD WINTER
522
BOBBYS GAME
553
LIVES IN FULL SUMMER
577
DANGEROUS GAMES
596
A HELL OF A BURDEN TO CARRY
620
THE KNOT OF WAR
643

ITS THE END OF THE WORLD THE END OF EVERYTHING
136
CHILD OF FORTUNE CHILD OF FATE
158
A BROTHERS WAR
185
A NEW GENERATION OFFERS A LEADER
219
THE GREASE OF POLITICS
271
THE GOLDEN FLEECE
298
ARISTOCRATIC INSTINCTS
323
THE PURSUIT OF POWER
353
THE RITES OF AMBITION
378
A SIN AGAINST GOD
402
A PATRIOTS SONG
432
THE BELLS OF LIBERTY
664
THE ADRENALINE OF ACTION
688
TO LIVE IS TO CHOOSE 775
717
REQUIEM FOR A PRESIDENT
738
SOURCE ABBREVIATIONS
745
NOTES
749
BIBLIOGRAPHY
829
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
847
INDEX 553
853
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 472 - In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I do not shrink from this responsibility I welcome it.
Page 471 - Let the word go forth from this time and place to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage...
Page 444 - I believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute where no Catholic prelate would tell the President (should he be a Catholic) how to act and no Protestant minister would tell his parishioners for whom to vote...
Page 397 - I am going to my Father's, and though with great difficulty I am got hither, yet now I do not repent me of all the trouble I have been at to arrive where I am. My sword I give to him that shall succeed me in my pilgrimage, and my courage and skill to him that can get it. My marks and scars I carry with me, to be a witness for me that I have fought his battles who now will be my rewarder.
Page 711 - I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia sons of former slaves and the sons of former slaveowners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood. I have a dream...
Page 711 - I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a desert state sweltering with the heat of injustice and oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice. I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
Page 473 - And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world, ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man.
Page 328 - I am frankly of the belief that no amount of American military assistance in Indochina can conquer an enemy which is everywhere and at the same time nowhere, 'an enemy of the people' which has the sympathy and covert support of the people.
Page 534 - In the councils of Government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex.

About the author (2002)

Laurence Leamer is the author of thirteen books, including The Kennedy Women and Fantastic: The Life of Arnold Schwarzenegger, with many bestsellers among them. Leamer was on the staff at Newsweek, and has written for The New York Times Magazine, Harper's, Playboy, and many other publications. He lives in Palm Beach and Washington, D.C.

Bibliographic information